Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to New York University

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Facebook username gatesfoundation
LinkedIn username bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation
Websitehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database
Twitter usernamegatesfoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do
Grant application process pagehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/gates-foundation-iati-processing

Brief history: The Gates Foundation launched in 2000, with precursors starting in the 1990s, financed by the personal wealth of co-founder Bill Gates from Microsoft. Starting 2005, it scaled up its giving significantly after a large funding commitment from Warren Buffett

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Foundation-Factsheet for the grantmaking areas. The four grantmaking areas are the Global Development Program, Global Health Program, Global Policy and Advocacy, and United States Program. Within the United States Program the focus is on K-12 education, the Internet, and emergency relief

Notes on grant publication logistics: Although the Gates Foundation has a grants database on its website, as well as individual grant pages for every grant, we use the IATI data instead, because it can be processed programmatically (the data on the site does not allow for full data download or easy programmatic processing). This leads to a few problems: first, IATI data does not include grants made in the United States, since it focuses on development assistance (DA) spending. Second, IATI data is updated more infrequently. Third, it may sometimes omit some information that is present in the grants database

Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page NYU
Websitehttp://www.nyu.edu
Twitter usernamenyuniversity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_University
Instagram usernamenyuniversity

Full donee page for donee New York University

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 20 100,000 978,559 -73,958 -4,097 66,220 100,000 100,000 100,000 199,988 588,175 1,001,776 1,520,998 8,399,999
Global health 11 100,000 949,813 -73,958 -4,097 26,250 78,750 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 1,520,998 8,399,999
Financial policy and administrative management 3 1,085,258 2,043,458 66,220 66,220 66,220 66,220 1,085,258 1,085,258 1,085,258 4,978,897 4,978,897 4,978,897 4,978,897
Legal and judicial development 1 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000 132,000
Multisector aid 1 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988 199,988
Public finance management (PFM) 2 272,982 430,579 272,982 272,982 272,982 272,982 272,982 272,982 588,175 588,175 588,175 588,175 588,175
Communications policy and administrative management 1 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937 797,937
Financing 1 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776 1,001,776

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 11 10,447,942.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 -4,096.88 31,042.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 1,720,998.00 100,000.00 8,399,999.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 3 6,130,374.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,085,257.63 66,220.00 0.00 4,978,897.00
Financing (filter this donor) 1 1,001,776.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,001,776.31 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public finance management (PFM) (filter this donor) 2 861,157.00 272,982.00 588,175.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Communications policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 1 797,937.00 0.00 797,937.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 199,988.00 0.00 0.00 199,988.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Legal and judicial development (filter this donor) 1 132,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 132,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 20 19,571,175.06 272,982.00 1,386,112.00 199,988.00 -4,096.88 31,042.00 100,000.00 2,187,033.94 1,919,218.00 100,000.00 13,378,896.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (20 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 20)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
272,982.0082018-10-02Public finance management (PFM)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a Working Group to investigate options for strengthening the global architecture of donor support to public financial management reform in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
797,937.0062017-11-20Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help those concerned with whether the unfettered flow of information online is undermining democracy or the deployment of objective scientific research, in particular by policy makers, by furthering our understanding of what is and what is not happenin; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
588,175.0072017-11-03Public finance management (PFM)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a Working Group to investigate options for strengthening the global architecture of donor support to public financial management reform in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
199,988.0092016-10-10Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To support development of a comprehensive landscape of current efforts to improve data infrastructure and explore the relationship between data and interventions capable of dramatically improving mobility from poverty.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-4,096.88192015-12-21Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the hypothesis that inflammation of the placenta affects the postnatal growth of offspring by altering programming in the fetus that determines the makeup of the child’s intestinal microbiota.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
78,750.00162014-12-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support broad literacy and current awareness around vaccines and global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-73,958.00202014-07-09Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide continued support to determine whether the V3 loop of gp120 can induce broadly reactive, cross-neutralizing antibodies that will protect against infection with HIV-1; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
26,250.00182014-04-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support broad literacy and current awareness around vaccines and global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00112011-10-11Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the hypothesis that inflammation of the placenta affects the postnatal growth of offspring by altering programming in the fetus that determines the makeup of the child’s intestinal microbiota.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,085,257.6242010-11-15Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to communicate research results that will provide the foundations for policy and product innovation aimed at expanding access to financial services for low-income individuals in developing countries; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,001,776.3152010-11-15Financing/Informal/semi-formal financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to communicate research results that will provide the foundations for policy and product innovation aimed at expanding access to financial services for low-income individuals in developing countries; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00112010-04-22Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the hypothesis that eliminating intra-vaginal practices such as douching will allow the return of healthy vaginal flora conditions and reduce pelvic inflammatory disease and HIV infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
1,520,998.0032009-11-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide continued support to determine whether the V3 loop of gp120 can induce broadly reactive, cross-neutralizing antibodies that will protect against infection with HIV-1; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
132,000.00102009-11-19Legal and judicial developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support New York University's leadership role in the Global Administrative Law Network; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00112009-10-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer a harmless modification of H. pylori, a bacteria commonly found in the human stomach, to deliver antigens to protect against intestinal pathogens such as cholera and campylobacter.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00112009-09-28Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a small molecule drugs to inhibit key kinase enzymes in the malaria parasite thought to control latency in parasite infections.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
66,220.00172009-07-20Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support dissemination of the findings and recommendations of Portfolios of the Poor: How the Poor Live on $2 a Day to raise awareness of the poor’s need and demand for safe places to save and opportunities for policy and programmatic action; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00112008-10-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study whether reducing the ability of lysomes to digest protein antigens in vaccines could enhance the vaccine’s ability to elicit antibody and T cell responses.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,978,897.0022006-11-10Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide conceptual and empirical foundations for policy development aimed at expanding access to financial services for low-income individuals in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Ghana|India|Mali|Mexico|Philippines (the)|Peru.
8,399,999.0012006-06-11Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine whether the V3 loop of gp120 can induce broadly reactive, cross-neutralizing antibodies that will protect against infection with HIV-1; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.